The Indian U-19 national team will be travelling to Shanghai to play a couple of international practice matches against the Chinese U-19 national team.
The India U-19 boys presently training at the Elite Academy in Goa under Colm Joseph Toal will play their Chinese counterparts on August 17 and 19 respectively.
The exposure tour arranged by the All India Football Federation is keeping in mind the AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers which will be held in Doha in the first week of October.
The nucleus of the squad had represented India in the Final Phase of the AFC U-16 Championship in Tehran in 2012 where the Indian colts came agonisingly close to a quarterfinal berth. The top-four of the competition eventually earned a ticket to the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Besides, the U-19 boys would also be playing a match against a U-19 Shanghai City Team. The 26-member Squad leaves for Shanghai on Monday.
INDIA U-19 SQUAD
Chinmaya Shekhar Behera, Kamaljit Singh, Vishal Kaith
Gurba Gagrai, Nim Dorjee Tamang, Pawan Kumar, Sajid Mohd. Dhot, Soraisam Pritam Kumar Singh, Raja Rawat, Rupert Lamlang Nongrom, Chinglensana Singh Konsham
Souvik Das, Joseph Lalfakzuala, Germanpreet Singh, Sumit Ghosh, Lalramzauva Khiangte, Zodingliana, Isaac Vanmalsawma Chhakchhuak, Jacob Lalrawngbawla, Lalrempuia Fanai, Ningthoujam Bidyananda Singh
Kumam Udanta Singh, SK Faiz, Daniel Lalhlimpuia, Naro Hari Shreshtha, Shaiborlang Kharpan
Colm Joseph Toal (Head Coach), Francisco Bruto da Costa (Senior Assistant Coach), Bitan Singh Ngangkham (Assistant Coach), Hameed Kallinggalpeedikayil Khadar (Goalkeeper Coach), Babu Sampath (Physio), Rahul Parashar (Team Manager)
(Edited AIFF Media Report)